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Put On Your Fall Lust List: A Charlotte Max Handbag

On the brink of fall and the tail of fashion week (read: constant feverish desire to shop), I am a smitten kitten for these gorgeous pieces of wearable art by local designer Michelle Morgan Lockhart. Named for Lockhart’s grandmother and inspired by lucite handbags of the 1950s, Charlotte Max “Maria” clutches are a throwback to old […]

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Kelly Wynne Handbags Make Their Dallas Debut

There’s a new line of handbags launching next week, and you can be first to get your pretty paws on them. Kelly White, an Austin girl with a background in graphic design and public relations, heads up Kelly Wynne Handbags, which began as a simple affection for accessories. “You know those dreams people have growing […]

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You Need a Statement Clutch from Dallas Designer Jacque M.

I noticed Jacque Martin at a fall fashion event with two of her girlfriends. They looked like a fierce trio with their basic black ensembles and colorful handbags. (Not matchy-matchy like the Olsen twins circa 1995, but like Charlie’s Angels with clutches instead of weapons.) When Jacque handed me her card, it all fell into place. […]

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Ashard Richley Colorblock Clutch Giveaway

During the week or so that this Ashard Richley envelope clutch, pictured right, has been hanging out at my desk, I’ve imagined at least a dozen outfits it would compliment. It would be a pop of color with a black maxi, a sophisticated iPad storage center for work-related meetings (that is, if I had an iPad), […]

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You Need This Kate Spade Armadillo Bag

D Magazine intern Caitlin Giddens stumbled on this armadilla bag and had to share. Last year it was a stampede of elephants. This year, it’s attack of the armadillos. Kate Spade introduces her new summer novelty bag, a whimsical wicker armadillo. This bag celebrates the unofficial Texas mascot, and would be perfect for an evening […]

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My Favorite Things Right Now: Spiked Sandals, Bustier Swimwear, Tribal Clutches, and Lanvin’s Eagle Belt

(clockwise from top left) BCBG Max Azria “Nasha” color-blocked dress This off-the-runway piece makes my heart pitter-patter. That sexy neckline, pops of neon, shoulder cutouts, flowing skirt…sigh. So cool. BCBG NorthPark, $598 7 For All Mankind cut-off shorts in Pink Whiskered 7′s summer collection is a throwback assortment with patchwork denim, metallic skinnies, and variety […]

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Very Happy Hours: Ashley Burghardt Handbags, Bettinis Bikinis, and Cocktails at Krimson & Klover

Krimson & Klover on Cole Avenue has been passed from the hands of former owner Ariana Peña those of adorable new owners, Emily Hayes and Lindsey Harrison, who are revamping the boutique with interior tweaks, a fresh paint job to the sweet cottage, and some new lines (with slightly lower price points). I’m looking forward […]

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Man Gift: Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Packable’ Duffel Bag

D intern Blaine Mountain stumbled across this beauty of a gym bag at Nordstrom NorthPark and had to share: When I read the opening pages to Rabbit, Run by John Updike, I cringe. I have trouble shaking the image of Rabbit Angstrom folding his “double breasted cocoa suit” jacket and resting it on an ashcan […]

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Dallas Handbag Designer Susie Straubmueller Knows How to Throw a Party

Susie Straubmueller, El Paso transplant and Dallas handbag designer, hosted a launch party for her eponymous handbag line a few weeks ago, and it was such a production that I have to post photos. (I’m a little late on this one, I know.) The affair took place in her beautiful, Southwestern-style Highland Park home, which […]

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